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RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Over-the-counter ranitidine is used to prevent and treat symptoms of heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach. Ranitidine is in a class of medications called H2 blockers. It decreases the amount of acid made in the stomach. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

5.93M
Medicare Part D Claims
$75M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 553,560 $5.32M
Puerto Rico 530,263 $3.88M
California 469,048 $5.38M
New York 360,180 $4.39M
Pennsylvania 310,668 $3.78M
Missouri 289,863 $2.92M
Georgia 285,274 $2.89M
Tennessee 273,207 $2.88M
Texas 247,557 $2.78M
Illinois 243,563 $2.7M
Michigan 219,040 $3.09M
Ohio 214,565 $2.51M
North Carolina 196,211 $2.18M
Kentucky 191,275 $2.03M
South Carolina 173,197 $1.87M
Washington 155,295 $1.72M
Massachusetts 149,761 $2.13M
Arizona 145,517 $1.74M
Virginia 141,467 $1.64M
Indiana 125,304 $1.5M
Alabama 114,409 $1.13M
Wisconsin 111,471 $1.33M
Minnesota 103,837 $1.12M
Iowa 97,728 $885K
Mississippi 96,507 $980K
Oklahoma 85,068 $971K
West Virginia 84,888 $838K
Maryland 82,931 $1.11M
Louisiana 79,013 $794K
Colorado 78,879 $964K
New Jersey 72,709 $974K
Arkansas 69,590 $625K
Oregon 65,448 $685K
Kansas 45,363 $452K
Maine 43,019 $490K
New Mexico 42,476 $547K
Connecticut 39,702 $561K
Nevada 36,293 $424K
Nebraska 33,502 $338K
Rhode Island 32,711 $471K
Idaho 23,193 $261K
New Hampshire 22,145 $301K
Utah 19,809 $211K
Hawaii 19,526 $314K
South Dakota 13,676 $149K
Vermont 12,932 $155K
Delaware 12,141 $186K
Montana 10,190 $119K
North Dakota 8,919 $86.5K
Alaska 8,309 $101K
District of Columbia 8,159 $107K
Wyoming 4,386 $49.4K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for RANITIDINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SAROJ AMIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WESTWOOD

New Jersey

MATTHEW VIEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EDGERTON

Minnesota

CRAIG BISHOP D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VALDOSTA

Georgia

STEPHEN CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPARTA

Tennessee

CAROLINA MURRAY D.O

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JAMAICA

New York

BELA SZIGETHY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OBLONG

Illinois

JAFER JEELANI M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled50

OAKLAND

California

LAWRENCE BENCE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLORENCE

Arizona

EISEN ESPINA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

JAMES STROUD M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled50

CONWAY

Arkansas

DOMINIC LEUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

AURORA

Illinois

TOMMY CARMAN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLARKSVILLE

Tennessee

GREGORY DILORENZO D.O

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GOLDEN

Colorado

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

MARIE ALBERT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BREWER

Maine

ASHOK KUMAR CHADA M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HICKMAN

Kentucky

ROBERT SLOTT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

DEBBIE LAPERTOSA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TACOMA

Washington

CLAUDE ERICKSON PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

AURORA

Minnesota

EDUARDO ALMAGUER M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN AYLWARD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROYERSFORD

Pennsylvania

DUSTIN CASE D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

STATE COLLEGE

Pennsylvania

KATY HOEFT PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

TUCSON

Arizona

PATRICK O'DANIEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RICHMOND

Kentucky

AMANDA FLYNN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ANDERSON

South Carolina